ERIC Number: ED066521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Evaluation of the Bilingual Mini-School (P.S. Number 45), 1970-71. ESEA Title VII.
Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
The program of the Bilingual Mini-School, funded under Title VII of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, and located in a junior high school in that area of Manhattan commonly characterized as East Harlem, was designed to reach the junior high school student who had had all his previous schooling in Spanish, as well as those students who, having been taught in English, have achieved poorly as a result of inadequate English facility. The program at this school represents the first attempt in New York City at a bilingual program for junior high school children. Approximately 72 seventh graders and 44 eighth graders were selected to participate in the program. Eighty-five are Spanish speaking, while 31 are English speaking. The key personnel are bilingual. The general objective of the bilingual program is to prepare children more adequately for the higher academic instruction of high school than has been accomplished in the past. By providing instruction via a language they now know best, by fostering pride in the culture of their parents, and by encouraging active participation of their parents in school affairs, it is hoped this goal will be accomplished. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; New York